53 days in West Greece Itinerary

53 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece trip maker
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Fly to Athens, Bus to Olympia
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Olympia
— 9 nights
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Amaliada
— 8 nights
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Patras
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 8 nights
Drive
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Agrinio
— 8 nights
Drive
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Palairos
— 9 nights
Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Olympia — 9 nights

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Neda Waterfalls (in Stomio), Kakovatos Beach (in Kakovatos) and Giannitsochori Beach (in Tholo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, indulge your senses at Guide me in Greece tours, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympia route site.

Sydney, Australia to Olympia is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Olympia to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Amaliada on the 9th (Wed).
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Amaliada — 8 nights

Amaliada is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Elis, West Greece, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Viotopos Dasous Strofilias (in Kalogria), Kastro Chlemoutsi (in Kastro) and Katakolo (Katakolo Port, Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, &more). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Marathias Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Skafidia, stroll through Paralia Agia Marina, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Elixir Thalassotherapy Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amaliada online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Amaliada in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Amaliada are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Patras.
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Patras — 9 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Change things up with these side-trips from Patras: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, Nafpaktos Old Port, &more), Kalogria (National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands & Dymaean Wall) and Ippokamilos (in Sageika). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, examine the collection at Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, and contemplate the long history of The Garden of Heroes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patras online holiday planner.

Getting from Amaliada to Patras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Patras sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalavrita.
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Kalavrita — 8 nights

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Rio Castle (in Rio), Egira (Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias & Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro) and Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of 1821, pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Spileo Limnon.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kalavrita trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Patras to Kalavrita in 1.5 hours. In March, Kalavrita is a bit cooler than Patras - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Agrinio.
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Agrinio — 8 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Agrinio: Archaeological Museum of Thermon (in Thermos), Ancient City of Iniades (in Katochi) and Vasso Katraki Museum (in Aitoliko).

Plan my day in Agrinio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kalavrita to Agrinio in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Agrinio when traveling from Kalavrita in April, with lows around 11°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Palairos.
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Palairos — 9 nights

Take a break from Palairos with a short trip to Amfilochia Port in Amfilochia, about 52 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palairos trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Agrinio to Palairos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Palairos, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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West Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
In contrast to the country's island destinations, West Greece boasts a blend of trendy resorts and pristine natural areas. The region includes the western section of the Greek mainland and the northwestern corner of the Peloponnese, a major tourist destination in and of itself. Culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of the country, West Greece contains valleys and dense forests, sheltering wildlife and native plants. In between these unspoiled natural ecosystems, you'll find tiny traditional settlements, seemingly immune to mass tourism. The pace of life continues slowly here, allowing West Greece to remain one of the last truly "Greek" parts of the country.
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